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2017 College of Law Commencement Ceremony

Zachary FardonThe Northern Illinois University College of Law will host its annual commencement exercises at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27th, 2017 in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium at Holmes Student Center on the NIU campus. Commencement will be followed by a reception in the Duke Ellington Ballroom across the hall from the auditorium.

This year’s commencement speaker is former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Zachary Fardon. Mr. Fardon was appointed as U.S. attorney by President Barack Obama in October 2013, and served until January of this year. In his capacity as U.S. attorney, Mr. Fardon was one of the most prominent lawyers in Illinois and the country, and since stepping down as U.S. attorney he has been an outspoken advocate for reform of Chicago's system of justice.

Graduating students and their families can find more detailed information about the graduation ceremony on our information web page.

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Melody Mitchell, Director 
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(815) 753-9655

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